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Genus Darapsa

Azalea Sphinx - Darapsa choerilus Darapsa myron Darapsa choerilus Darapsa myron - Virginia Creeper Sphinx - Hodges#7885 - Darapsa myron Darapsa myron Virginia Creeper Sphinx? - Darapsa myron azalea sphinx - Darapsa choerilus - female Darapsa versicolor
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Bombycoidea (Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths)
Family Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Subfamily Macroglossinae
Tribe Macroglossini
Genus Darapsa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1819 by Jacob Hübner as Otus, which was invalid because the name was already used for a genus of owls. Described again by Francis Walker as Darapsa
three species in North America.
Internet References
North Carolina State Univ. Entomology Collection lists three species for that state, with number pinned: myron (139), pholus (61), versicolor (5)